Waquin Corregidor, pedicab driver, hero: Eight years after Haiyan

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Intro text by Maria Golda Hilario Story as narrated by Waquin Corregidor Editor’s Note: The transcript features an interview conducted by ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas team with Waquin Corregidor, an emergency responder from Palo, Leyte, narrating his story from 8 years ago when super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit their hometown. The COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Haiyan survivors lead in climate action as Trump pulls US out of Paris agreement

2019-11-08T19:05:10+08:0008 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 8 November 2019 – Six years after Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines, survivors of the super typhoon are standing together to survive and thrive in the face of climate change. The local governments of Coron, Palawan; the three towns of Bantayan Island, Cebu; and Guiuan, Eastern Samar have collaborated on a joint [...]

Standing together

2019-11-08T19:07:06+08:0008 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Glinly Alvero Editor’s Note: Glinly Alvero, a native of Abuyog, Leyte, is the Community Outreach and Technical Officer of ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas project based in Tacloban City. He is also a volunteer member of the RE-Serve Humanitarian Corps, and led ICSC’s contingent in last year’s Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment team convened by ACT Alliance. [...]

Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019) MANILA -- Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels. "Recharge Pilipinas" not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.

A brighter and greener future after Yolanda

2019-06-11T15:18:33+08:0012 Sep 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

  by Lottie Salarda Originally published in Manilatimes.net The use of solar power and other renewable energy sources, like solar or wind, is not common to the people of Eastern Visayas, until typhoon Yolanda hit the region November 2013. Several international organizations donated solar lamps to families living in tent cities and shanties. The contributions [...]

Mother’s kindness inspires heroism

2019-06-11T14:45:58+08:0031 Aug 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gigie Cruz, text and photos, with a report by Red Constantino Originally published in ABS-CBN News.com A mural of heroes featuring Corporal Anjantte Obligado, Lottie Salarda, Joaquin Corrigidor, at the Re-Charge Tacloban project site, a solar energy and sustainable services training facility in the City of Tacloban, Leyte. Photo courtesy of iCSC The [...]